Texas Right to Work State. Myth and Reality

April 23, 2007 / By Robert Wood
Articles // Right to Work

I often hear from employees who are bound by non-compete agreements that "Texas is a right to work state," and that, therefore, their agreements are unenforceable. Not true.  The "right to work" concept has NOTHING to do with non-compete agreements. Rather, the "right to work" concept has to do with the right of employees to…

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Noncompete Agreements in Texas: In Non-Compete Cases, Suing Only Individual Defendant Can Be Risky Strategy

April 9, 2007 / By Robert Wood
Articles // Non Compete Agreements in Texas

Company X’s employee (who is bound by a non-compete agreement) resigns and begins working for Company Y (a competitor of Company X).  Company X sues its former employee for violating his non-compete.  Months later, they reach a settlement, and a final judgment is entered. Company X can then sue Company Y for tortiously interfering with…

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